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TOR ECHO Fall 2019

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Highlights: First Responders: Page 1

First Responders

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Newman Club Events: By Amanda Damon If you are interested in service and/or social opportunities, the Newman Club offers many on and off campus experiences. From day trips to weekend re(Continued on page 2)

Apple Picking. Photo by Amanda Damon

Alfred State College Police Officers Dan Sheppard and Greg Howe. Photo by Adrian Acosta

Written By Kyra L. Hancock When someone gets into an accident, when someone is in a medical emergency, or a domestic dispute, a fire, etc. the first people usually on scene are the first responders. First responders are a vital point when it comes to an emergency. They are the ones who rush to the scene and provide immediate assistance. They are specially trained and work hard to

be there when they are needed the most. Once you dial 9-1-1 and you state your emergency, they are the ones who are first notified and sent to the scene. A first responder can be a police officer or an EMT. They risk their lives in certain circumstances, and do everything they can to make sure you stay alive and stay safe. Police officers ensure your safety. They go through the struggle of being called names

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and being ridiculed. They face the pressures of keeping civilians safe and alive. They risk their lives in dangerous. They sacrifice their time with family to stay at the station just in case. They have a duty and an oath to uphold, and they do it to their best of abilities. Police officers often face judgment because of some officers who abuse their ability, but there are many more officers who take their position (Continued on page 2)

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First Responders continued seriously, and bring so much pride to the title. An officer is a hero to a community, and they are role models that inspire children to do better, and to think about the community. Officers of the law are brave, and their lives mean just as much as our own. They make the necessary sacrifices to keep people from harm, and they often are the ones that comfort victims the most. They deserve a higher praise for their sacrifice, and their time. Firefighters risk their lives walking to the fires or into the fires to save those that may be trapped. They spend so much time away from their families all to keep people safe, and also live by a code and their duty. They are saviors from fire, and they are the ones that put out the flames and they are specially trained to do so. They risk their lives for their community because they care. A firefighter wears heavy gear and pushes their bodies to the limit, or even beyond the limit, to ensure that another life is safe. They are just as important as law enforcement. Their lives mean just as much as our own, and they deserve praise for their bravery and care. Paramedics are an essential part of saving a life in danger. When someone is being mercyflighted or driven via ambulance

Tor Echo to a hospital, the paramedics are there by their side to keep them calm and to prep them for the hospital. They are trained to take care of the patient and make sure they stay alive on the ride to the hospital. They are one of the first people on the scene of an accident, or a tragedy. Paramedics deserve an award for their bravery, and for their sacrifice of their sanity, their time, and their efforts. Without paramedics, some patients would not live to see the hospital. Without a paramedics patience and calmness a patient might go crazy on the ride to the hospital. Paramedics are trained to keep patients calm during the ride so that nothing bad happens to them on the ride, and so the paramedic can go through the process they need to in order to secure the patients’ readiness for the hospital. What do all of these professons have in common? Each of them, risks their lives in some sort of way. They risk their time and their wellbeing. Anytime you see a police officer, paramedic, or firefighter, thank them for their service. They signed up for their duties because they care so much, and they love what they do because they can help people in a way most others can’t. They sacrifice so much for their community, and their country. The only thing they ask for in return is pay, because they, too, have families to feed and protect. They lose sleep and sometimes don’t get to eat 3 square meals a day. So, the next time you see a police officer, or a paramedic, or a fire fighter, don’t forget to say thank you for your service.

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Newman Club Events continued treats, this club is the perfect way to relax, recharge, or just have fun. All events are available for sign up on Pioneer Link, but club members get first access! Past events in-

Hike at Watkins Glen. Photos by Amanda Damon

clude apple picking and a hike at Watkins Glen, as well as a bonfire with s’mores at Old Mac-

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Donald's farm. Upcoming events are the fall retreat at the Finger Lakes on September 27-29 (deadline to sign up is September 25) and the service trip to Pittsburgh, PA on October 2527. Regular Weekly Schedule Monday - 7:30 Bible Study- St. Jude lounge Tuesday- 4:30pm Newman Club meeting - 2nd floor SLC room 201, 6pm Women's spirituality group - St. Jude lounge Wednesday- 7 pm Journey of Faith - faith exploration sessions Thursday- 7pm Mass (reconciliation available before starting at 6:30) Sunday- mass times are 11 am and 5 pm, 6:10 dinner

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Drama Club Spotlight: Written By Amanda Damon Interested in the Performing Arts? Alfred State’s Drama Club offers opportunities for actors, singers, and dancers to perform in their variety of plays and musicals. Not a fan of the spotlight? The club is also looking for

Tor Echo stage crew, set builders, and hair and makeup. The upcoming musical, All Shook Up, is a story of love and inclusion set in the 1950’s that features a wide array of Elvis Presley's songs. The show is running from November 21st- 23rd, with ticket sales starting in October. Tickets are $2 for students and $7 for general admission. The

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Drama Club often donates to the Mary Cariola Children's Center in Rochester, NY. This center specializes is educating children with mental and physical disabilities. The club has an average of 25-30 members, but is always looking for new faces. They meet on Sundays at 2 in the auditorium at the Orvis Center.

Contact President Jasmine Larocca (LaroccJM@alfredstate.edu) or Director Tyler Ribble (RibbleT@alfredstate.edu) for more details.

Photos by Adrian Acosta

Farmers Market Many students are unaware of the weekly farmers market that takes place at the Village Bandstand on Main St in Alfred. Just a short walk from campus, this market is held on Sundays from 11-3. Stands offer an array of vegetables, honey, and even homemade soaps. The small market, paired with live music, creates a charming atmosphere perfect for Sunday mornings.

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Math Lab Hours:

The Math Lab is located in SDC 332. It is a great resource for Alfred State College students to receive help with math, physics, chemistry, and some engineering classes. Stop in any time during operating hours for help. Math Lab schedules are available in the Math Lab.

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